05MayWorld Health Organisation – Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant. These bacteria may infect humans and animals, and the infections they cause are harder to treat than those caused … Continue reading World Health Organisation – Fight Antibiotic Resistance
20MarMalawi raises legal age of marriage
Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has approved a law which raises the age for marriage from 16 to 18. Local and foreign non-governmental organisations have long campaigned for the ban on child marriage, saying it “traps girls, their families and communities into a cycle of inter-generational poverty”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32325177. Each year, 15 million girls are married before … Continue reading Malawi raises legal age of marriage
27FebEbola vaccine could be available by 2018
A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organisation. Trials of the vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, conducted in Guinea, show it offers 100% protection. Ten days after vaccination, none of the trial subjects developed Ebola virus disease. The very few who did, in the … Continue reading Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018
01SepA Gift in Your Will to Inter Care
Leaving a gift in your will is a valuable and lasting way to support Inter Care. By remembering us in this way, you can make sure that our beneficiary health units in Africa continue to provide health care to those who need it most. We understand that you want to take care of loved … Continue reading A Gift in Your Will to Inter Care
27JunStirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals donates £1,375 worth of medical aid
On behalf of all at Inter Care and our beneficiaries in Africa, we would like to say a huge thank you to Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals for their wonderful recent donation of Cosmocol. In total Inter Care received 600 boxes of 20 sachets of Orange, Lemon and lime flavoured Cosmocol, an oral laxative. This medication, which … Continue reading Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals donates £1,375 worth of medical aid
23MayInternational Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016
The 23rd May is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Calling for an end to this devastating childbirth injury within a generation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states, “it pains me deeply that this preventable and treatable condition still exists in our world, mainly affecting the poorest and most marginalised women and girls, causing them even greater … Continue reading International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016
05MayInter Care Golf Day raised £2,008!
Thank you so much for everyone who attended our 8th charity golf day at Kirby Muxloe GC. The weather was beautiful and we are happy to say the day was a huge success. With thanks to all who attended we were able to raise £2,008.00! We would like to sincerely thank the following as without … Continue reading Inter Care Golf Day raised £2,008!
26AprWorld Immunization Week – 24th-30th April.
The aim of World Immunization Week is to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect, or ‘immunize’, people of all ages against disease. Immunization prevents between 2 and 3 million deaths every year. Without vaccines, global eradication of smallpox and the elimination of polio and … Continue reading World Immunization Week – 24th-30th April.
25AprWorld Malaria Day 2016
The 25th April is World Malaria Day. Established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2008, its purpose is to highlight the global effort to control malaria. The theme for 2016 is “End Malaria for Good”. About malaria Malaria is preventable and treatable, yet in 2015 an estimated 214 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and … Continue reading World Malaria Day 2016
01AprWHO downgrades Ebola health risk
The latest update on Ebola in Africa. To date there have been 12 small clusters of cases the most recent on 17th March 2016 in Guniea. The WHO says countries have been able to quickly contain these outbreaks. However experts say we should remain vigilant. Worldwide, there have been 28,639 cases of Ebola virus disease … Continue reading WHO downgrades Ebola health risk